Gayle Thompson has been a daily contributor for The Boot since it began in 2008. In addition, she has written for Rolling Stone, Country Weekly, CBS Radio and several other outlets. Besides writing, she loves traveling, cooking, entertaining and anything else that involves her husband and little boy.
68 Years Ago: George Strait Is Born in Poteet, Texas
Happy birthday, George!
53 Years Ago: Tim McGraw Is Born in Delhi, La.
Happy birthday, Tim!
14 Years Ago: Eric Church Makes His Grand Ole Opry Debut
On April 1, 2006, Church made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
13 Incredible Moments From Kenny Rogers’ 2017 ‘All in for the Gambler’ Tribute Concert
Only an icon like Rogers could gather such an eclectic group of stars and turn it into one cohesive, unforgettable night.
40 Years Ago: Alan Jackson Marries Denise Jackson
Happy anniversary to the Jacksons!
23 Years Ago: Clint Black Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On Dec. 12, 1996, Black was celebrating yet another career milestone.
24 Years Ago: David Lee Murphy’s ‘Dust on the Bottle’ Hits No. 1
On Oct. 28, 1995, Murphy might have dusted off a bottle of champagne to toast his success.
83 Years Ago: Charlie Daniels Is Born in Wilmington, N.C.
Happy birthday, Charlie!
Started From the Bottom: Country Stars Share Lessons Learned as Opening Acts
Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Eldredge, Cole Swindell and others share what they learned opening for bigger-name artists.
8 Years Ago: Rascal Flatts Join the Grand Ole Opry
On Oct. 8, 2011, the Flatts were officially welcomed as members of the Grand Ole Opry.